"It would look better with a wick in it."
Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, Impersonator of Legolas, Constipated Galadriel and Leftover John Travolta.
When Irish news site Joe.ie posted pictures of the effigy asking for opinions, it didn't take long for the reviews to start rolling in.
I am absolutely screaming SCREAMING SCREAMING at the Daenerys Targaryen waxwork in the Dublin Waxworks Museums pic.twitter.com/5eWKACE9v0— Baegar Targaryen (@TVsCarlKinsella) April 24, 2019
Many thought it looked more like Orlando Bloom's elfin character from Lord Of The Rings, or indeed any of Tolkiens other male elves, including Thanduil and Haldir.
Others were less forgiving again, citing Hulk Hogan and even Cristiano Ronaldo's infamously tortured golden bust at Madeira Airport.
The costume shop-standard wig drew much of the ridicule, but the unruly eyebrows — which might have looked more at home on a feral wildling — came in for their fair share of scrutiny.
"I wouldn’t be tagging @emiliaclarke in this. It looks you planted @martinscorsese eyebrows on @officialannielennox in that video 'There Must Be An Angel'," one wrote on Instagram.
HALLO YES I AM THE MODDER OF DRIGGINS pic.twitter.com/khjCCUvQSD— Baegar Targaryen (@TVsCarlKinsella) April 24, 2019
That new waxwork of Daenerys in the Wax Museum is so unsettlingly bad. The cheapness of that wig alone is surely risking a picket by Dublin’s drag community. @PantiBliss - time for a new oration? pic.twitter.com/MzsDC0gFUD— Dónal Mulligan (@donalmulligan) April 25, 2019
Looks kinda like that guy Brendan Kilkenny who used always audition for X Factor and stuff pic.twitter.com/qbzGBG40sx— Donncha (@DonnchaKnow) April 24, 2019
How the fuck has nobody posted this yet? pic.twitter.com/xeb5Rng3jb— Jules Schimmer (@JulesSchimmer) April 24, 2019
Oh lord, it’s the Lady Diana fiasco all over again 😶 pic.twitter.com/rHIWnXNgdZ— Clonycavan Man (@Clonycavanman) April 24, 2019
"This looks like Katie Hopkins after a night out," another opined.
There wasn't much defense or of the artwork among the Irish, who are typically as non-discriminative as they are merciless in their abuse.
All joking aside, there is a precedence of using random heads for "Game of Thrones" purposes at the museum; an earlier GOT exhibit replicated the Hall Of Faces from the House Of Black And White, and simply filled it with spare wax heads they had lying around.
Ireland has close ties to the HBO epic: much of the show was filmed on the island, While Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Ciaran Hinds (Mance Rayder) Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) and even Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon) all hail from there.
Mother of Naggins.— TwistedDoodles (@twisteddoodles) April 24, 2019
'Here's one we had in the basement, get that blond wig there.. twil be grand'— Ed Leamy (@EdLeamy) April 24, 2019
It's like they started with a Cersei and then realized they already have a Cersei.— Aditya Labhe (@adi_mera_naam) April 25, 2019
Guarantee they just went at the Legolas with a curling wand— Fullmetal Feminist (@redskyie) April 24, 2019
Did they use a leftover John Travolta and just change the hair?— Deacon Gusset (@deacongusset) April 25, 2019
Galadriel looks constipated.— Seravorn (@seravorn) April 25, 2019
Looks more like hulk hogan than Daenerys Targaryen to be fair— 𝕎𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕣 (@Wallerboy81) April 24, 2019
It would look better with a wick in it!— David O'Sullivan (@TheSullivan77) April 25, 2019